[nycbug-talk] pf tables

Marc Spitzer mspitzer at gmail.com
Sun Jul 30 16:33:20 EDT 2006

On 7/30/06, Dru <dlavigne6 at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Jul 2006, Mischa Diehm wrote:
> > A table can also be initialized with an address list specified in
> > one or more external files, using the following syntax:
> >
> >    table <spam> persist file "/etc/spammers" file "/etc/openrelays"
> >    block on fxp0 from <spam> to any
> I'm still missing something as my persist file (which contained many 1000
> IPs accumulated over the past few months) was somehow flushed when the
> system rebooted. My /etc/pf.conf contains these relevant lines:
> # grep bad /etc/pf.conf
> table <bad_hosts> persist file "/var/log/bad_hosts"

Could it be something weird with log rotation, perhaps newsyslog did
something odd?
fishing but it is the only hook I have.  Also did the file exist in
the file system before the
boot, the old open file descriptor trick on a deleted file?

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